Live vibrantly, friends! Discovering that vibrant beauty of purple cauliflower feels like finding a unicorn. Sure, I've seen and have tried purple cauliflower before, but never really thought about buying it often and making into cauli-rice. You've heard it time and time before to eat colorful foods and lots of them. If you've never tried purple cauliflower, the taste is mild and slightly sweet with nutty nuances. Pretty much any fruit, vegetable, or flower with a significant amount of purple or blue gets that color from anthocyanins. Even some reds can be anthocyanin-based. The deeper the color, the more anthocyanins.
Pretty much any fruit, vegetable, or flower with a significant amount of purple or blue gets that color from anthocyanins. Even some reds can be anthocyanin-based. The deeper the color, the more anthocyanins. Anthocyanins help in the prevention of the oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids in yourgut, and interacting with your body at the cellular level to produce beneficial antioxidant and/or hormetic effects.
Okay, so now that you know a little more about purple cauli, is that enough to get you excited about this recipe?!
What You'll Need
1 sweet potato (roughly 150g)
1/4 tbsp coconut oil
hickory smoked sea salt
1 head of purple cauliflower
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes a
lemon rosemary sea salt
2 cups baby spinach
2 tsp pine nuts
2 tsp pistachios
1 small avocado
black sesame seeds
What You'll Need To Know
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Wash, peal, slice sweet potato in medallions. Coat with coconut oil and season with hickory smoked sea salt dried oregano.
3. Rice 1 head of cauliflower. Add to a food processor and pulse 5-6 times until it’s a rice consistency.
4. Heat 1/2 tbsp coconut oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add in cauli-rice and unsweetened coconut flakes and season with lemon rosemary sea salt. Cook for about 7-8 minutes. Then, turn off heat and add in baby spinach and mix in and let it wilt.
5. Plate and sprinkle each plate 1 tsp pine nuts, 1 tsp pistachios, 1/2 a sliced avocado and sprinkle avocado with black sesame seeds.